By Jubal Kanayo The 20 housemates for the fifth season of reality television show Big Brother Naija entered the House on Sunday evening to kick-start a 71-day battle for the grand prize of N85million. Organisers of the show, Multichoice Nigeria, had towed the NCDC’s guidelines by keeping the housemates in isolation...
Nigerian singer Patrick Okoye, popularly known as Patoranking, has been contacted to join a select number of musicians for a re-make of Raggae icon Bob Marley’s 1977 classic, ‘One Love’. Patoranking, who was contacted by the United Nations’ International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), will join Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley, Skip...
Chinese movie theatres in low-risk areas have been allowed to resume operation starting from July 20 following an improvement in the COVID-19 epidemic situation, the China Film Administration announced Thursday. These movie theatres should reopen on the premise that proper prevention and control measures have been put in place, the...
The winner of the fifth season of Africa’s leading reality television show, Big Brither Naija will take home gifts worth N85million naira, Quick News Africa understands. Making the revelation via its Twitter handle on Monday evening, MultiChoice Nigeria revealed that the grand prize, which includes N30 million cash, makes this season’s...
Actor Kelly Preston died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, her family announced. She was 57. “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” Preston’s husband, actor John Travolta, wrote on Instagram. “She...
The organisers of the annual Big Brother Naija (BBN) reality TV show have retained presenter, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, as host for the fifth season running. Obi-Uchendu, who took to his Twitter handle to share the news to his teeming fans, announced: “Excited to be confirmed once again as the host of...
Canada’s Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the famed circus operator to cancel shows and lay off its artistes. The Montreal-based entertainment company, which runs six shows in Las Vegas, has struggled to keep its business running amid coronavirus restrictions...
One of Nigeria’s fastest rising studios HS Media Group, says it has commenced pre-production two exciting shows which will come on stream soon. HS Media said it begun pre-production for musical talent nurturing concept ‘MTN YelloStar’, produced by Afrinolly Creative Hub, which comes on stream soon. The studios are also currently...
International music and film stars will headline a globally televised and streamed fundraising concert on Saturday to help fight COVID-19 as part of a joint initiative by the advocacy group Global Citizen and the European Commission. The initiative, called “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future,” is aiming to raise billions...
The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered a full investigation into rape allegations levelled against singer Oladapo Oyebanji, who is also known by his stage name D’banj. The IGP’s latest order is coming on the heels of letter – titled ‘Re: Petition Against (1) Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo for...
The Federal Government has congratulated media entrepreneur and filmmaker Mo Abudu over her partnership with leading global streaming service Netflix to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the Special Assistant to the President,Media,Segun Adeyemi, the Minister of Information...
Jubal Kanayo pays tribute to the man who brought down the rain on us all… On Tuesday morning, when yours truly awoke to the news that Majekodunmi Fasheke (known by loving fans as ‘Majek Fashek’), one of Africa's greatest Reggae artists has passed on, the first memory that came to...
  Raggae musician Majekodunmi Fasheke (fondly known as ‘Majek Fashek’) is dead. The news was broken via Social Media by his long-time manager Umenka Uzoma in the early hours of Tuesday. The late musician, known for his hits – Send down the Rain, Mother,Redemption Song, Genesis, Holy Spirit, So Long, amongst others...
The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has relaxed restriction on movie production, initially banned due to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. Its National President Bolaji Amusan announced this in a statement in Lagos, adding that, this was in line with Lagos State government’s relaxation order which...
Renaud Capuçon, a French concert violinist accustomed to playing to rooms of 2,000 people and more, performed on Thursday evening to an empty auditorium, but he said the experience was none the worse for it. “It’s like a return to life,” he said of the performance, his first at the...
Warner Music Group (WMG), the record label of Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, estimates it is worth up to $13.2bn (£10.7bn), as it prepares to list its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange. That is four times what Sir Leonard Blavatnik paid in 2011 for WMG - the world's third...
The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September. Luca Zaia, Governor of the region around the Italian city made this known on Sunday as the spread of the coronavirus in the country slows. Organised by the Biennale di Venezia Company, Venice is the world’s longest...